|Tan Le: My immigration story - TED.com|
In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; storytelling; 2011
|Bruce Feiler: The council of dads - TED.com|
Diagnosed with cancer, Bruce Feiler worried first about his young family. So -- as he shares in this funny, rambling and ultimately thoughtful talk -- he asked his closest friends to become a "council of dads," bringing their own lifetimes of wisdom to advise his twin daughters as they grow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; cancer; community; culture; storytelling; 2010
|Jok Church: A circle of caring - TED.com|
In this 3-minute talk, cartoonist and educator Jok Church tells a moving story of the teacher who cared for him when no one else did -- and how he returned the favor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; culture; education; love; storytelling; 2007
|Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story - TED.com|
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Contains graphic language ...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; film; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed - TED.com|
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; business; storytelling; transportation; 2011
|Joshua Prager: In search of the man who broke my neck - TED.com|
When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down. In this mesmerizing tale of their meeting, Prager probes deep questions of nature, nurture, self-deception and destiny.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; anthropology; disability; storytelling; writing; TED2013; 2013
|Sophie Hunger plays songs of secrets, city lights - TED.com|
This haunting, intimate performance by European singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger features songs from her breakout debut "Monday's Ghost" and the just-released album "1983."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; music; performance; poetry; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club - TED.com|
In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men -- who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” -- introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; history; science; storytelling; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper - TED.com|
With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; storytelling; 2011
|Carmen Agra Deedy spins stories - TED.com|
Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride -- Mama's driving!
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; children; entertainment; memory; storytelling; 2005
|Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test - TED.com|
Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; mind; prison; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman - TED.com|
What's it like to be pals with a genius? Onstage at TEDxCaltech, physicist Leonard Susskind spins a few stories about his friendship with the legendary Richard Feynman, discussing his unconventional approach to problems both serious and ... less so.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxCaltech; TED; Talks; culture; history; physics; science; storytelling; 2010
|Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman - TED.com|
What's it like to be pals with a genius? Onstage, physicist Leonard Susskind spins a few stories about his friendship with the legendary Richard Feynman, discussing his unconventional approach to problems both serious and ... less so.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; history; physics; science; storytelling; TEDxCaltech; 2011
|Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... - TED.com|
"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; entertainment; performance; poetry; storytelling; 2011
|Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire - TED.com|
Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; magic; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla - TED.com|
Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla -- called “the greatest geek who ever lived” -- from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; science; storytelling; technology; TED2012; 2012
|Murray Gell-Mann on beauty and truth in physics - TED.com|
Armed with a sense of humor and laypeople's terms, Nobel winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge on TEDsters about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; physics; science; storytelling; technology; 2007
|Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person - TED.com|
Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; storytelling; TEDxKC; 2012
|Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling - TED.com|
iPad storyteller Joe Sabia introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold technology for storytelling: the pop-up book. Sabia shows how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories, from the walls of caves to his own onstage iPa
Keywords: TEDTalks; Full Spectrum Auditions; TED; Talks; creativity; design; entertainment; storytelling; technology; 2011
|David Griffin on how photography connects us - TED.com|
The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; culture; design; entertainment; global issues; photography; storytelling; TED2008; 2008
|Sarah Jones: A one-woman global village - TED.com|
In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; New York; culture; humanity; humor; performance; storytelling; theater; TED2009; 2009
|David Holt plays mountain music - TED.com|
Folk musician and storyteller David Holt plays the banjo and shares photographs and old wisdom from the Appalachian Mountains. He also demonstrates some unusual instruments like the mouth bow -- and a surprising electric drum kit he calls "thunderwear."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; invention; music; storytelling; TED2004; 2004
|Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men - TED.com|
Alberto Cairo's clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why -- and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRC2; TED; Talks; disability; global issues; poverty; prosthetics; storytelling; war; work; 2011
|Ryan Lobo: Photographing the hidden story - TED.com|
Ryan Lobo has traveled the world, taking photographs that tell stories of unusual human lives. In this haunting talk, he reframes controversial subjects with empathy, so that we see the pain of a Liberian war criminal, the quiet strength of UN women peacekeepers and the perseverance of Delhi's underappreciated firefighters.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; art; humanity; photography; storytelling; third world; war; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Mena Trott on blogs - TED.com|
The founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type's Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; blog; business; communication; community; culture; design; entertainment; software; storytelling; 2006
|Raul Midon plays "Peace on Earth" - TED.com|
Guitarist and singer Raul Midon plays "Everybody" and "Peace on Earth" during his 2007 set at TED.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; guitar; music; peace; singer; storytelling; 2007
|David Hoffman on losing everything - TED.com|
Nine days before TED2008, filmmaker David Hoffman lost almost everything he owned in a fire that destroyed his home, office and 30 years of passionate collecting. He looks back at a life that's been wiped clean in an instant -- and looks forward.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; culture; film; library; personal growth; short talk; storytelling; 2008
|Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos - TED.com|
In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; culture; disaster relief; memory; photography; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Shimon Schocken's rides of hope - TED.com|
Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes. Photographs by Raphael Rabinovitz.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxTelAviv 2010; TED; Talks; children; education; leadership; personal growth; sports; storytelling; 2010
|Amy Tan on creativity - TED.com|
Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; storytelling; writing; TED2008; 2008
|J.J. Abrams' mystery box - TED.com|
J.J. Abrams traces his love for the unseen mystery –- a passion that’s evident in his films and TV shows, including Cloverfield, Lost and Alias -- back to its magical beginnings.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; entertainment; film; humor; storytelling; technology; 2007
|Deborah Scranton on her "War Tapes" - TED.com|
Filmmaker Deborah Scranton talks about and shows clips from her documentary The War Tapes, which puts cameras in the hands of soldiers fighting in Iraq.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; entertainment; film; global issues; storytelling; technology; war; 2007
|Monika Bulaj: The hidden light of Afghanistan - TED.com|
Photographer Monika Bulaj shares powerful, intimate images of Afghanistan -- of home life, of ritual, of men and women. Behind the headlines, what does the world truly know about this place?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; design; global issues; journalism; photography; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|C.K. Williams' poetry of youth and age - TED.com|
Poet C.K. Williams reads his work at TED2001. As he colors scenes of childhood resentments, college loves, odd neighbors and the literal death of youth, he reminds us of the unique challenges of living.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2001; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; literature; poetry; society; storytelling; 2001
|Chris Abani on the stories of Africa - TED.com|
In this deeply personal talk, Nigerian writer Chris Abani says that “what we know about how to be who we are” comes from stories. He searches for the heart of Africa through its poems and narrative, including his own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; culture; entertainment; global issues; literature; poetry; politics; storytelling; 2007
|David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates - TED.com|
What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; death; global issues; law; politics; prison; storytelling; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now" - TED.com|
One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; culture; entertainment; storytelling; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Rives tells a story of mixed emoticons - TED.com|
Rives tells a typographical fairy tale that's short and bittersweet ;)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; humor; love; media; poetry; storytelling; 2008
|Tracy Chevalier: Finding the story inside the painting - TED.com|
When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: How did the painter meet his model? What would explain that look in her eye? Why is that man … blushing? She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel "Girl With a Pearl Earring".
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; history; storytelling; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
|E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists - TED.com|
“The world needs you, badly,” begins celebrated biologist E.O. Wilson in his letter to a young scientist. Previewing his upcoming book, he gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience -- reminding us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life. (Filmed at TEDMED.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; education; failure; math; science; storytelling; student; success; youth; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|Becky Blanton: The year I was homeless - TED.com|
Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America's working homeless.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; happiness; life; personal growth; poverty; social change; society; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists - TED.com|
How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you're Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself -- from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush. Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; design; storytelling; 2011
|Ananda Shankar Jayant fights cancer with dance - TED.com|
Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cancer; dance; music; performance; personal growth; storytelling; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Rives remixes TED2006 - TED.com|
Rives recaps the most memorable moments of TED2006 in the free-spirited rhyming verse of a fantastical mockingbird lullaby.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; memory; performance; poetry; short talk; spoken word; storytelling; 2006
|Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers - TED.com|
Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic -- and both extraordinary. In this talk from the TED Talent Search, she reminds us to pursue a life beyond what is normal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; mental health; storytelling; TED@London; 2012
|Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived - TED.com|
Stacey Kramer offers a moving, personal, 3-minute parable that shows how an unwanted experience -- frightening, traumatic, costly -- can turn out to be a priceless gift.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cancer; medicine; personal growth; storytelling; TED2010; 2010
|Doris Kearns Goodwin on learning from past presidents - TED.com|
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about what we can learn from American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Then she shares a moving memory of her own father, and of their shared love of baseball.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; entertainment; history; politics; sports; storytelling; 2008
|The Jill and Julia Show - TED.com|
Two TED favorites, Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney, team up for a delightful set that mixes witty songwriting with a little bit of social commentary.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; collaboration; entertainment; guitar; humor; short talk; singer; storytelling; 2007
|Philippe Starck thinks deep on design - TED.com|
Designer Philippe Starck -- with no pretty slides to show -- spends 18 minutes reaching for the very roots of the question "Why design?" Listen carefully for one perfect mantra for all of us, genius or not.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; design; humanity; humor; philosophy; storytelling; 2007
|Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge - TED.com|
TED Fellow Sophal Ear shares the compelling story of his family's escape from Cambodia under the rule of the Khmer Rouge. He recounts his mother's cunning and determination to save her children.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; Asia; adventure; development; south asia; storytelling; third world; war; 2009